How to Watch Closing Arguments in Derek Chauvin Trial
The trial of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd is being livestreamed from Minneapolis.,
Here’s how to watch the closing arguments in the Derek Chauvin trial.
April 19, 2021, 8:31 a.m. ET
The trial of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd is unusual for many reasons: It is being livestreamed from Minneapolis, attendance is severely limited because of the coronavirus and the public’s interest in the case may make this one of the highest-profile trials in recent memory.
Closing arguments are expected to begin around 10 a.m. Eastern on Monday and can be watched on nytimes.com, via a livestream provided by Court TV, which is also airing the trial in full. Afterward, the jury will begin to deliberate over the verdict.
Among the people allowed in the courtroom, on the 18th floor of the Hennepin County Government Center, are the judge, jurors, witnesses, court staff, lawyers, Mr. Chauvin and a handful of spectators.
The judge, Peter A. Cahill, wrote in an order on March 1 that only one member of Mr. Floyd’s family and one member of Mr. Chauvin’s family would be allowed in the room at any time. Two seats are reserved for reporters and various journalists that have been rotating throughout the trial.
The lawyers, spectators, jurors and witnesses are required to wear masks when they are not speaking. Spectators are prohibited from having any visible images, logos, letters or numbers on their masks or clothing, according to Judge Cahill’s order.